Are early treatments for cerebral palsy effective?
(Wiley) Symptoms of cerebral palsy, a neurological disorder that affects a person's ability to move and maintain balance and posture, appear early during childhood. A new analysis published in published in Developmental Medicine& Child Neurology examines the effectiveness of therapies initiated from birth until 3 years of age for children with or at risk for cerebral palsy. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - April 7, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Coordination of the upper and lower extremities during walking in children with cerebral palsy - Sidiropoulos A, Magill R, Gordon A.
BACKGROUND: Children with cerebral palsy indicate poor continuous gait inter-limb coordination compared to typically developing children. Limited research exists in the understanding of the coordinative relationship between the arms and legs of these child... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 6, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

Personalized balance games for children with cerebral palsy: a pilot study - Kachmar O, Kushnir A, Fedchyshyn B, Cristiano J, O'Flaherty J, Helland K, Johnson G, Puig D.
PURPOSE: To assess the changes in balance function in children with cerebral palsy (CP) after two weeks of daily training with personalized balance games. METHODS: Twenty-five children with CP, aged 5 to 18 years were randomly selected for experime... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 22, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Randomised trial of virtual reality gaming and physiotherapy on balance, gross motor performance and daily functions among children with bilateral spastic cerebral palsy - Jha KK, Karunanithi GB, Sahana A, Karthikbabu S.
BACKGROUND: Balance issues and poor gross motor function affect the daily needs of children with cerebral palsy. PURPOSE: The study objective was to examine the effects of virtual reality gaming and physiotherapy on balance, gross motor performance... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 9, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Maternal Chronic Conditions Predict Cerebral Palsy in Offspring Maternal Chronic Conditions Predict Cerebral Palsy in Offspring
Several maternal chronic conditions increase the risk of giving birth to a child with cerebral palsy, based on data from more than 1.3 million Norwegian children.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - March 5, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ob/Gyn & Women ' s Health News Source Type: news

Physical therapist-led swimming lessons for children with cerebral palsy: a report of 2 cases - Matsuda T, Akezaki Y, Tsuji Y, Hamada K, Ookura M.
We examined the role of the physical therapist in the... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 4, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

Review: What happens when you show your walker in your Grindr profile pics?
Ryan J. Haddad, who has cerebral palsy, turns the answer into theater: 'Hi, Are You Single,' streaming through Woolly Mammoth and IAMA theaters. (Source: L.A. Times - Health)
Source: L.A. Times - Health - February 5, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Margaret Gray Source Type: news

Geisinger-GeneDx research identifies frequent genetic causes of cerebral palsy
(Geisinger Health System) Researchers have discovered a strong link between genetic changes known to cause neurodevelopmental disabilities and cerebral palsy, further debunking birth asphyxia as its major cause. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 2, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Wayne State secures more than $5 million in NIH funding for cerebral palsy research
(Wayne State University - Office of the Vice President for Research) The National Institutes of Health is supporting a Wayne State University School of Medicine physician-researcher's work at preventing and treating cerebral palsy in the form of two new five-year R01 grants worth a collective $5.59 million. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 26, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Q & A: China Accused of Intimidating, Detaining Citizens Critical of COVID-19 Linked Abuses
Social distancing in a Macau Hospital waiting room. Human Rights Watch has expressed concern about human rights abuses being carried out under the guise of COVID-19 public health lockdowns in China. Photo by Macau Photo Agency on UnsplashBy Alison KentishUNITED NATIONS, Jan 14 2021 (IPS) China must end its campaign against individuals seeking redress for COVID-19 linked abuses and the human rights lawyers and activists who help them, Human Rights Watch (HRW) has said as reports ranging from allegedly trapping them inside their homes, to chaining alleged lock-down violators to metal posts emerge. This comes as the World Hea...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - January 14, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Alison Kentish Tags: Asia-Pacific Crime & Justice Editors' Choice Featured Headlines Health Human Rights IPS UN: Inside the Glasshouse TerraViva United Nations China COVID-19 Source Type: news

Study: Preterm babies don't benefit from higher red blood cell transfusions
Very low birth weight babies born with anemia don't need transfusions with a high number of red blood cells to avoid complications including developmental delays, cerebral palsy, or hearing and vision loss, a study found (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - December 30, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Karen Killilea, 80, Dies; Turned Disability Into Triumph
She refused to be limited by her cerebral palsy. Her story was the subject of two widely read books and became an inspiration to many. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - December 18, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Katharine Q. Seelye Tags: Killilea, Karen (1940-2020) Deaths (Obituaries) Disabilities Cerebral Palsy Parenting Books and Literature Source Type: news

Study: Most kids with neurological impairment take 10 or more medications
Children with seizure disorders, cerebral palsy and other neurological problems often experience " problematic " symptoms that involve treatment with multiple drugs, a study published Friday by JAMA Network Open found. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - December 11, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Fire At Controversial Holiday Lights Display In Waltham Ruled Arson
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Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - December 3, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: CBS Boston Tags: Boston News Syndicated CBSN Boston Fernald Center Waltham News Source Type: news

Fire At Site Of Controversial Holiday Lights Display In Waltham
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Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - December 3, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: CBS Boston Tags: Boston News Syndicated CBSN Boston Fernald Center Waltham News Source Type: news

‘ Disgraceful ’ : Advocates Want Drive-Thru Holiday Light Show Moved From Former Waltham Mental Facility
WALTHAM (AP) — A battle is underway in a Boston suburb over whether it is appropriate to hold a joyous holiday celebration at the site of a now-closed institution where developmentally disabled children were once abused, neglected and warehoused under deplorable conditions. The Waltham Lions Club drive-thru Greater Boston Holiday Light Show, a fundraiser for the service organization, is planned for the site of the Walter E. Fernald Developmental Center. Calling use of the site “disgraceful,” a coalition of disability rights advocates has asked Waltham Mayor Jeannette McCarthy to pull the club’s perm...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - November 20, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: CBS Boston Tags: Boston News Syndicated CBSN Boston Waltham News Source Type: news

Ghana: Ensuring a Disability-Inclusive Covid-19 Response in Ghana
[Ghanaian Times] Beatrice lives in Accra, and cares for her son who has cerebral palsy. "This coronavirus and the lockdown that followed was a very stressful period," she says, "because I can't observe the social distancing measures since my son depend on me for everything. As a family, we have to make sure we wash our hands or sanitise them using hand sanitiser, as well as put on a face mask before approaching him." (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 12, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Self-rated depressive symptoms in children and youth with and without cerebral palsy: a pilot study - Asano D, Takeda M, Nobusako S, Morioka S.
Children with cerebral palsy (CP) often exhibit mental health problems, such as depressive symptoms. The purpose of this study was to describe the self-rated depressive symptoms in children with and without CP and to investigate the associated predictors. ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 5, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Robotic trunk support trainer improves upper body control of children with cerebral palsy
(Columbia University School of Engineering and Applied Science) Columbia Engineering researchers report their innovative robotic Trunk Support Trainer, when combined with active practice of postural movements, improves trunk and reaching control in CP children with impaired sitting control. TruST helps physical therapists to not only support the children in the region of the trunk where they suffer from weakness and incoordination but also challenge them to perform rehabilitation tasks outside their base of support to improve their movement and coordination. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - October 22, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Genetics Might Explain Some Cases of Cerebral Palsy
Title: Genetics Might Explain Some Cases of Cerebral PalsyCategory: Health NewsCreated: 10/1/2020 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 10/2/2020 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Kids Health General)
Source: MedicineNet Kids Health General - October 2, 2020 Category: Pediatrics Source Type: news

Genetics Might Explain Some Cases of Cerebral Palsy
THURSDAY, Oct. 1, 2020 -- Genetic problems cause about 14% of cerebral palsy cases, and many of the implicated genes control the wiring of brain circuits during early fetal development, new research shows. The largest genetic study of cerebral palsy... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - October 1, 2020 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Effects of kinect video game training on lower extremity motor function, balance, and gait in adolescents with spastic diplegia cerebral palsy: a pilot randomized controlled trial - Jung SH, Song SH, Lee DG, Lee K, Lee GC.
The Kinect video game (KVG) has received attention as an intervention method for cerebral palsy (CP). However, evidence remains limited. PURPOSE: To investigate the effects of training using Xbox Kinect on lower extremity motor function, balance, and g... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 1, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Cerebral palsy also has genetic underpinnings
(Washington University School of Medicine) Scientists have identified mutations in single genes that can be responsible for at least some cases of cerebral palsy, according to a new study led by researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. The study indicates that many of the mutations occur randomly and are not inherited from a child's parents. The new knowledge could help improve the diagnosis of cerebral palsy and lead to future therapies. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - September 30, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

About 14% of cerebral palsy cases may be tied to brain wiring genes
NIH-funded study points to genes that control the establishment of neural circuits during early development. (Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases)
Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases - September 28, 2020 Category: American Health Source Type: news

About 14% of cerebral palsy cases may be tied to brain wiring genes
(NIH/National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke) In an article published in Nature Genetics, NIH funded researchers confirm that about 14% of all cases of cerebral palsy, a disabling brain disorder for which there are no cures, may be linked to a patient's genes and suggest that many of those genes control how brain circuits become wired during early development. The results led to recommended changes in the treatment of at least three patients, highlighting the importance of understanding the role genes play in the disorder. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - September 28, 2020 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Walking speed of children and adolescents with cerebral palsy: laboratory versus daily life - Carcreff L, Gerber CN, Paraschiv-Ionescu A, De Coulon G, Aminian K, Newman CJ, Armand S.
The purpose of this pilot study was to compare walking speed, an important component of gait, in the laboratory and daily life, in young individuals with cerebral palsy (CP) and with typical development (TD), and to quantify to what extent gait observed in... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 13, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Blog: When you ’re the wrong sort of ‘vulnerable’
I’ve been a local government worker and a UNISON member for 15 years. I have cerebral palsy and arthritis, which means I sometimes struggle to walk and to communicate. I had a stroke five years ago and I’m more susceptible to infection. If I got COVID-19, I dread to think what might happen. But the government don’t seem to care about my individual circumstances. Instead, they have divided disabled people into two new groups – extremely vulnerable people and vulnerable people.  Only extremely vulnerable people were told to shield. Apparently, I’m just plain old vulnerable. I’m not ex...
Source: UNISON Health care news - August 10, 2020 Category: UK Health Authors: Martin Cullen Tags: Article Covid-19 disabled members Source Type: news

FDA Expands Dysport Use for Cerebral Palsy-Related Spasticity FDA Expands Dysport Use for Cerebral Palsy-Related Spasticity
Dysport (abobotulinumtoxinA) has been approved for expanded use to treat upper- and lower-limb spasticity, including that caused by cerebral palsy, for patients 2 and older.FDA Approvals (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - July 14, 2020 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

UMass Amherst team makes artificial energy source for muscle
(University of Massachusetts Amherst) Muscle physiologist Ned Debold and colleagues at UMass Amherst sought an alternative energy source to replace the body's usual one, adenosine triphosphate (ATP). Such a source could control muscle activity, and might lead to new muscle spasm-calming treatments in cerebral palsy, for example, or activate or enhance skeletal muscle function in MS, ALS and chronic heart failure. They report this month that they have made a series of synthetic compounds to serve as alternative energy sources for the muscle protein myosin. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - July 13, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Changes in IVF May Have Spurred Drop in Cerebral Palsy, Study Says
FRIDAY, July 10, 2020 -- Rates of cerebral palsy among babies in Nordic countries born through in vitro fertilization (IVF) have fallen by more than half over the past two decades, due to fewer twin births from IVF, according to a new study. A... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - July 10, 2020 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

The risk of cerebral palsy linked to IVF has more than halved in the past two decades
(European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology) Fifteen years ago a large population study from Denmark found a significantly increased risk of cerebral palsy in infants born as a result of assisted reproduction. Although the absolute risk was small, such studies at this time made cerebral palsy the greatest developmental birth defect risk associated with IVF, and a concern in its overall safety profile. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - July 7, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Talipes equinus deformity caused by fibrous gastrocnemius muscle contracture after direct contusion in football players: report of two cases - Kaneuchi Y, Otoshi KI, Hakozaki M, Watanabe K, Konno SI.
Two main causes of gastrocnemius contracture have been considered: 1) congenital deformities in pediatric patients, such as limb-length discrepancy, cerebral palsy, flatfoot, and clubfoot; and 2) secondary conditions such as immobilization for trauma or a ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 5, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

A child's right to family - Kaufman J.
"People who say it cannot be done, should not interrupt those who are doing it." This quote by George Bernard Shaw was used as the title of an article about a severely disabled boy in Rwanda with cerebral palsy who made remarkable developmental gains after... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 1, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

The grief in knowing you'll one day outlive your primary caregiver as a person with a physical disability
Rebecca Wilchynski is 48 years old and has been living with cerebral palsy her entire life. Now, as her mother, who has always served as her primary caregiver, faces medical issues of her own, she must decide if she will give up what independence she has and move to a long-term care facility. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - June 27, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/PEI Source Type: news

Risk for asthma doubled in children with developmental disabilities, study finds
Children with developmental disabilities like attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, autism spectrum disorder and cerebral palsy are more than twice as likely than others to have asthma, a study says. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - June 16, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Orthotics breakthrough helps children with Cerebral Palsy walk and play
(Staffordshire University) Children with Cerebral Palsy have more energy to play and be physically active for longer thanks to specially designed orthotics.Researchers have confirmed that adapting splints in combination with the footwear used by disabled children to help them walk can decrease the energy they use by as much as 33%. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - June 9, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

How a network of hospitals reduced average age at cerebral palsy diagnosis to 9.5 months
(Nationwide Children's Hospital) Five hospital systems in the United States have become the first in the world to successfully implement, in clinical practice, international CP diagnosis guidelines that were released in 2017. Their efforts, which resulted in an average decrease of 10 months in time-to-diagnosis, demonstrate the practicality and effectiveness of the guidelines for improving age at diagnosis. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - May 27, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

An unsupervised data-driven model to classify gait patterns in children with cerebral palsy - Choisne J, Fourrier N, Handsfield G, Signal N, Taylor D, Wilson N, Stott S, Besier TF.
Ankle and foot orthoses are commonly prescribed to children with cerebral palsy (CP). It is unclear whether 3D gait analysis (3DGA) provides sufficient and reliable information for clinicians to be consistent when prescribing orthoses. Data-driven modeling... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 19, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Prevalence of mental disorders in children and adolescents with cerebral palsy: Danish nationwide follow-up study - Rackauskaite G, Bilenberg N, Uldall P, Bech BH, Østergaard J.
AIM: To compare the prevalence of mental disorders (MDs) in a cohort of children and adolescents with and without cerebral palsy (CP) and to explore whether there is an association between MDs and the Gross Motor Function Classification System (GMFCS) leve... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 27, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

‘This Is Really Life or Death.’ For People With Disabilities, Coronavirus Is Making It Harder Than Ever to Receive Care
Jeiri Flores is normally a busy, upbeat 29-year-old. But amid the COVID-19 pandemic, her go-to thought has been dark. “If I get this,” she thinks, “I’m gonna die.” This is not an unfounded fear. Flores has cerebral palsy, uses a wheelchair and needs assistance with everyday tasks, including making food and getting dressed. Her disability means it’s tougher for her immune system to kick illnesses; she’s still recovering from a bout of pneumonia she had in January. So beating COVID-19 could easily mean a protracted battle and months in a hospital—a prospect that comes with a c...
Source: TIME: Health - April 24, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Abigail Abrams Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 Source Type: news

Grocery store clerk, 27, dies from coronavirus
Leilani Jordan, who had cerebral palsy, left her family a "goodbye" video on her phone. (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - April 9, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Guideline Implementation Lowers Age at Cerebral Palsy Diagnosis Guideline Implementation Lowers Age at Cerebral Palsy Diagnosis
A program to boost implementation of international guidelines for early diagnosis of cerebral palsy was successful across a network of five diverse U.S. institutions, researchers say.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - April 9, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

A grocery clerk with cerebral palsy died of coronavirus. She had kept working to help seniors
As the coronavirus pandemic intensified, Leilani Jordan insisted on going to her job as a clerk at a Maryland grocery so she could help seniors, her mother said. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - April 8, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Walking through life with cerebral palsy: reflections on daily walking by adults with cerebral palsy - Gjesdal BE, Jahnsen R, Morgan P, Opheim A, M æland S.
Purpose: Walking is a major target in childhood physiotherapy for children with cerebral palsy (CP). Little information exists on the importance or value of walking when these children grow up. The aim of this study was to explore personal reflectio... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 6, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Young Adults Source Type: news

Psychometric properties of clinical tests of balance and vestibular-related function in children with cerebral palsy - Almutairi AB, Christy JB, Vogtle L.
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to establish the psychometric properties of clinical tests of balance and vestibular-related function in children with cerebral palsy (CP), aged 7 to 12 years, Gross Motor Function Classification System levels I to II... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 1, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

A systematic review of vestibular stimulation in cerebral palsy - Topley D, McConnell K, Kerr C.
Purpose: Identify the types and dosage of vestibular stimulation interventions in persons with cerebral palsy (CP), and establish the efficacy of these interventions on balance and function.Materials and Methods: This systematic review follow... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 30, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

As a disabled person, it's hard to watch accessibility only improve now that able-bodied are affected
Waking up with cerebral palsy is as unpredictable as it is unremarkable on a regular day. Add in a pandemic, a loss of income, and national reports that equate to government ministers with megaphones saying, "Disabled people, lock yourselves away," and things get a tad more complicated. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - March 27, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Saskatchewan Source Type: news

Follow-up of walking quality after end of growth in 28 children with bilateral cerebral palsy - Bonnefoy-Mazure A, De Coulon G, Lascombes P, Armand S.
PURPOSE: Assessment of surgical treatments on gait in patients with bilateral cerebral palsy (CP) is often performed in short-term studies. The purpose of this study was to analyze the influence of single-event multilevel surgery (SEMLS) on long-term evolu... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 17, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

China ’s Draconian Lockdown Is Getting Credit for Slowing Coronavirus. Would It Work Anywhere Else?
As COVID-19 spread rapidly across China, authorities took an aggressive stance to fight the coronavirus. They were slow to respond to the outbreak—at first suppressing information and denying that it could spread between humans even as it did just that. But, as case numbers skyrocketed, Beijing went to extraordinary lengths to fight the virus, identified at COVID-19, in a campaign Chinese President Xi Jinping has described as a “people’s war.” The most dramatic, and controversial, of the measures was the lockdown of of tens of millions of people in what is believed to be the largest quasi-quarantin...
Source: TIME: Health - March 13, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Amy Gunia Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 overnight Source Type: news

What Are Some Risk Factors for Cerebral Palsy?
Discussion The term, cerebral palsy, or CP has gone through many iterations with the first description in 1861 by W.J. Little who described it as “The condition of spastic rigidity of the limbs of newborn children.” The most recent definition is from Rosenbaun et al. in 2007 which states it is “a group of permanent disorders of the development of movement and posture, causing activity limitation, that are attributed to non-progressive disturbances that occurred in the developing fetal or infant brain. The motor disorders of cerebral palsy are often accompanied by disturbances of sensation, perception, cog...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - March 9, 2020 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Pediatric Education Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news